Monday, September 12, 2011

quiz: character strengths

so, my friend tiff had to take a character strengths quiz for one of her classes.
basically you answer a whole plethora of questions and then it tells you, out of 24 traits, what your strengths and weaknesses are.

my top 5:

1. forgiveness & mercy
2. spirituality
3. capacity to love and be loved
4. kindness and generosity
5. appreciation of beauty

oh, and humility was dead last.
ouch, quiz

except, the same thing happened to tiff and i am pretty dead certain that is untrue about her, so that makes me feel better.

it also told another friend that "social intelligence" was her weakest trait.
[we think the test might be prone to some dirty lies, but it is fun nonetheless]

want to analyze yourself?'s the VIA Survey of Character Strengths, under Engagement Questionnaires
[yes, you have to register w/ your email address but i haven't been spammed or anything yet so i wouldn't be too concerned about that.]

some of the questions are quite hokey and def gave me the giggles, e.g. "i'd rather die than be phony," and "my friends tell me that i know how to keep things real."

i don't know i know how to keep things real?

[look at me, keeping it real, being a pirate. such a humble pirate, you might say.]


Katie said...

Lovin' the pirate costume. Def keeping it real. Also, I would also say those are some of your top qualities. So perhaps the quiz does not lie :)

Emma Frances said...

Haha. I love your keeping it real picture. And I can't wait to see what this quiz says about me. Although honestly I'm a Psych major and I have taken so many quizzes like these for research things that I get sick of them but the results are just too much fun!

Jayme said...

Haha. My bottom five were Forgiveness/Mercy, Appreciation of Beauty, Humor/Playfulness, Gratitude, and Zest/Enthusiasm/Energy. Wow I'm a terrible person!